Pakistan People’s Party’s Secretary-General Jahangir Badar on Saturday said “undemocratic” language was used in Friday’s public meeting called by the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N).
Speaking to media representatives in Lahore, Mr Badar said that talk of hanging someone upside down at a chowk was indicative of “mental illness”.
He said the PML-N with this rally has tried to pave the way for “negative politics”.
Mr Badar said the PML-N’s intentions were “dangerous for democracy” and that the PPP’s reconciliatory approach should not be taken as a weakness.
Earlier on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took acerbity and fiery rhetoric to its limits in his denunciation of President Asif Ali Zardari, winning thunderous ovation from a charged crowd.
The chief minister’s explicit message to President Zardari was: “Resign and return looted national wealth. Otherwise, my comrades will hang you upside down at Bhati Chowk.”
He led a chorus of ‘go Zardari, go’ and said parliament would hold the president accountable.